Program Information

The Stingrays' entry level Active Start & FUNdamentals programs are based upon the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) strategy created by Swimming/Natation Canada.  All Stingrays staff are trained and certified with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Our Active Start & FUNdamentals program structure is broken up into stages:

  • Stage 1
  • Stage 2
  • Stage 3

At the completion of Stage 3, swimmers have a proven ability to swim 200m continuously, 100m Freestyle, 75m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, and 25m Butterfly - and all within the proper rules of the Sport of Swimming.

Swimmers may commit to a single training session per week with the option of increasing to 2 or 3 sessions per week - whatever works best for your family.  Entrance into both of these levels include an Assessment prior to placement.

 

COSTS:

  1. Annual: $47 SwimBC Insurance
  2. Annual: $20 DST Registration Fee
  3. Monthly: $69 (1day/wk) / $111 (2 days/wk) / $147 (3 days/wk)
    Oct 1 - June 1

    if joining the Stingrays for your 2nd season or longer, the following fees also apply:
  4. Team Support Bond $200 postdated to 01mar22
    • Bond is negated when volunteering at 2 Stingrays sessions throughout the Stingrays 21/22 season
    • $100 per each additional member

Details on the points above can be found within the DST Registration Package: Terms & Conditions for Participation

 

Upon completion of the FUNdamental's St3 program, swimmers have the option of joining the Non Competitive program: SwimActive group or the Competitive program: D Group

 

The Stingrays' Competitive programs are based upon the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) strategy created by Swimming/Natation Canada.  All Stingrays staff are trained and certified with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

 

The Stingrays' competitive swim groups include:

  • Development aka "D" group: 2 - 4 water sessions per week
  • Challenge aka "C" group: 3 - 5 water sessions per week
  • B group: 4 - 6 water sessions per week
  • A group: 6 - 8 water sessions per week

Entrance into each of the above levels of the Duncan Swim Team require specific knowledge and skills so all placements are assigned by the Stingrays Staff in combination with the Swimmer's expressed commitment

 

COSTS:

  1. Annual:
    • $97 SwimBC Competitive 8yrs&U Insurance "FUNdamental"
    • $117 SwimBC Competitive 9/10yrs Insurance "Skills"
    • $163 SwimBC Competitive 11-14yrs Insurance "Development"
    • $205 SwimBC Competitive 15yrs&O Insurance "Open"
  2. Annual:
    • $50 DST Registration Fee
  3. Monthly:
    • $188 D group / $127 D group: entry level
    • $232 C group
    • $281 B group
    • $330 A group
      --> Oct 1 - June 1 minimum with the option of including July 1
       
  4. VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT
    • Officials Certification Bond postdated to 01mar22 (one bond per family)
      • D group: $100 --> Level 1 Certification
      • C group: $250 --> Level 1 Certification + $0 -> Level 2 Certification
      • B & A groups: $350 --> Level 2 Certification + $250 --> $100 Online Quiz (L3)
    • Team Support Bond postdated to 01mar22
      • D group: $300 / 3 sessions
      • C group: $400 / 4 sessions
      • B & A groups: $500 / 5 sessions
         
      • $100 = 1 session of volunteering at a DST competition
      • $100 / 1 session per each additional member

Details on the 4 points above can be found within the DST Registration Package: Terms & Conditions for Participation

The Stingrays' Active For Life programs are based upon the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) strategy created by Swimming/Natation Canada.  All Stingrays staff are trained and certified with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Our Active For Life program is primarily Non Competitive and includes:

  • SwimActive: age group to 17yrs
  • Masters: adult age 18yrs minimum
  • Pacheedaht First Nation - by invite only
  • Solo Stingrays: private sessions for all ages

The main goal of this program is to provide the opportunity for all who want to swim "a lane for all".  It is primarily Non Competitive but members of our Competitive program are welcome to book sessions with the Solo Stingrays to hone their skills beyond their regular group sessions.

 


SwimActive & Masters & Pacheedaht First Nation:

For swimmers who have graduated from the Stingrays' Active Start program and are looking to continue on with their Swimming:

  • SwimActive: age group to 17yrs 
  • Masters: adult 18yrs minimum

This program is directed towards those whose focus is more on fitness than competing.  Members will be taught and trained in preparation for racing so should each participant choose to compete, they will be ready!

 

COSTS:

  1. Annual:
    1. $47 Age Group SwimBC Non Competitive Insurance
      OR
    2. $39 Masters SwimBC Insurance (18yrs & Over only)
  2. Annual: $20 DST Registration Fee
  3. Monthly: $69 (1day/wk) / $127 (2 days/wk) / $188 (3+ days/wk)
    Oct 1 - June 1

    if joining the Stingrays for your 2nd season or longer, the following fees also apply:
  4. Team Support: $200 postdated to 01mar22
    • amount is negated when volunteering at 2 Stingrays sessions throughout the Stingrays 21/22 season
    • $100 per each additional member

Details on the 4 points above can be found within the DST Registration Package: Terms & Conditions for Participation

Please note: the Masters program is ineligible for the 2wk free trial offered to youth only.

 


Solo Stingrays:

Looking for some one on one private sessions with a Stingrays Coach?  

New this season we are offering Solo Stingrays sessions for the Valley and for all ages.  Maximum 2 swimmers per session is considered provided they are of the same immediate family. 

 

Costs:

  1. $47 annual Age Group SwimBC Non Competitive Insurance
  2. $20 annual DST Registration Fee
  3. $160 per month = $40 per session (minimum 1 month sign up)

PLEASE NOTE: the Solo Stingrays program is ineligible for the 2wk free trial but will be held over to group programming.

Have you attended our New Member Information Session?  

And then your Swimmer received their suggested group from their Assessment? 

Now you are looking to register but there are no spots left in your preferred group?  

 

If so, then we are happy to place you on the waitlist.  Please go through the steps of registering:

  1. create family account
  2. create a member profile for each of your swimmers
  3. confirm your swimmer to the waitlist and leave in the note:
    1. preferred level
    2. preferred commitment ie number of days per week along with the specific days
    3. preferred times

 

Once we have received this, we will manually move your swimmer to the preferred session(s) to place you in sequence for a spot within the group.

Questions?  Please contact our Team's Registrar Carrie registrar@duncanstingrays.com

The Duncan Swim Team Leadership is comprised of:

  • our stellar Staff
  • our exceptional Executive
  • and our marvelous committee members

 


Stingrays Staff

All Stingrays Staff members have been trained and certified with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and are members of the Coaches Association of Canada (CAC) and the Canadian Swimming Coaches Association (CSCA) 

We are professionals and we take our role very seriously. 

Ongoing Professional Development is supported through all levels of our Staff with regular inservices being conducted to ensure we are providing the best program possible for all of our members.

 


Stingrays Executive

Our Board of Directors are a collaboration for the benefit of the entire Team and is comprised of:

  1. volunteer President
  2. volunteer Treasurer
  3. volunteer Director at Large
  4. Director of Operations: Head Coach Leanne Sirup
  5. Technical Director: Assistant Head Coach Brent Forsyth

All 5 work very closely together to make our organization run as efficiently as possible.

 


Stingrays Committees

The Stingrays are heavily supported by our various committees and the DST members who comprise them.  Some examples of our valuable and necessary committees are:

  • FundRaising
  • Swim Meet: Meet Manager, Officials Coordinator
  • Equipment & Apparel
  • Sponsorship & Grants applications
  • Parent & Coach Liaison
  • Events / Social Managers
  • ______________ you fill in the blank!  What do you see as a need to make YOUR Team better?  Have you a few hours that you can dedicate in making our Team experience better for ALL members?  Please send along your thoughts and ideas to executive@duncanstingrays.com to start brining your ideas to fruition!